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How to properly maintain website footer copyright notice?

There are often 3 copyright notice formats one might come across in the footer of website: Copyright © [Year the site or page was published]-[Year always kept current] Copyright © [Year this page on ...
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If I add a copyright disclaimer to my app, am I exempt of charges?

I'm creating a Pokemon Wiki app for Android with a lot of data related to Pokemon, including images, names etc. I've seen in the Google Play store a lot of apps like mine that contains ads and in-app ...
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Are new works without a copyright notice automatically copyrighted under the Berne Convention?

Does the Berne Convention automatically give copyright protection for new works that lack a copyright notice? For example, if I wrote and released a PDF book but forgot to include a copyright notice, ...
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Copyrightability of Third Party Technical Specifications

Lately I've been writing a lot of specifications of (MIDI-ish) music formats for old commercial video games based on my own research (I have no access to anything by the games' authors). To what ...
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Can I use the copyright symbol and rights statement if I haven't registered the copyright?

Am I legally allowed to put the (C) Copyright, all rights reserved text at the bottom of my website, if I have a logo that I own but have not registered the copyright or trademark in the logo in ...
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What exactly does "Copyright © [year] [company]" on a website entail? [duplicate]

Almost every website has some variation of "Copyright © [year] [company]" at the bottom. Sometimes they also add "All rights reserved". What exactly do those terms entail? My biggest concern is this: ...
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